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AUSTRALIAN EUTHANASIA SUPPORTER DETAINED AT LONDON AIRPORT

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on May 8, 2009

Dr  Philip Nietzsche, an Australian euthanasia advocate, was detained for 9 hours at London airport by British immigration officials. He was entering England for a conference and a series of meetings.

I think Nietzsche is sincere in his motivation to help those people in pain and dying who choose to end their own lives.

Calling him “Dr Death” and such things does nothing to contribute to a meaningful discussion. Listening to the dying people who are in a position where they contemplate ending their lives, would be a start.

Defacto euthanasia is practiced by some doctors now, and dying people are choosing to take their own lives now, with or without the involvement of Nietzsche, with or without reconciling the disingenuousness and  hypocrisy of monotheism.

I support Nietzsche, but I am wary of state involvement in this matter. Here in Queensland there are long public hospital waiting lists. Can you conceive of a situation where a dying older person chooses NOT to take their own life, but in the name of various exigences (like– “you are dying, take your own life, so we can better direct limited health resources to the younger”) some people are encouraged to suicide?

Humans often seem to have a tendency to make bad situations worse due to an inability to understand consequences. The state does this all the time.

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  1. Paul said, on May 8, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I watched my grandmother dying for ten years in agony and humiliation and the only thing in her mind was a longing to be with my grandfather. No argument against euthanasia will ever convince me.


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